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C. M. Rubin
C. M. Rubin ("Cathy") is a child and family health advocate, an author of children's books and non-fiction books, and a producer of factual films. Her fiction books include: Eleanor, Ellatony, Ellencake, and Me, and Ellie: The Perfect Dress For Me. Both books won numerous children's book awards, including the I Parenting Media Award, Family Fun Best Picture Book, Borders Original Voice, Children's Choice Award, Teacher's Choice Award, Bronze Gold Ink Award, and many others. C. M. Rubin's most recent book, The Real Alice in Wonderland -- A Role Model for the Ages, was written with the help of her daughter, Gabriella Rose Rubin. It is a comprehensive biography about the life of her relative, Alice Pleasance Liddell, who was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), and the sequel, Through the Looking Glass (1871). Ms. Rubin is also producing a documentary about the life of Alice Liddell. Prior to becoming an author, she held various development and marketing positions at ITC Entertainment, EMI Films, RCA/Columbia Pictures, and Columbia/Tri-Star Pictures.

C. M. Rubin currently lives in New York City and Fairfield, Connecticut. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and was educated in various parts of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. C. M. Rubin and her works have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, Parent Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, and Family Magazine. In addition, she has been a featured guest on radio and television shows, both in the US and the UK.

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Entries by C. M. Rubin

The Global Search for Education: 革新, Innovación, Innovation, ابتكار, Inovação, инновация, イノベーション, নবপ্রবর্তিত বস্তু, Innovazione!

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 10:04 PM

Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun - Past Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award Honorees

Winston Churchill once said, "Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse."

Welcome to the age of innovation. Governments...

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The Global Search for Education: An Education in Africa

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 8:52 PM

"When I visited a local village, what everyone told me -- the chiefs, the parents, the children -- was that girls weren't in school because it was the boys that had a better chance of getting paid work in the future." -- Ann...
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The Global Search for Education: Can You Hear the Thunder?

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 9:14 AM

Creativity World Forum Oklahoma 2015 - All our Futures: Ideas That Matter

We can hear the thunder, Oklahoma City! At your resounding forum last weekend, your city illustrated loud and clear that creativity is alive. It is sweeping down the plains, an...

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The Global Search for Education: United States and Finland - Why are they so great?

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 9:30 AM

"American scholars and their writings, like Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, have been influential in building the much-admired school system in Finland." -- Pasi Sahlberg

A little over 4 decades ago, Finland transformed its education system as part of the country's...

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Around the World in 30 Days - March 2015

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 8:23 PM

C. M. Rubin's global education report

In March, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world. The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence report from PISA was yet another wake up call to the status of gender...

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The Global Search for Education: Being Global -- An International Pre-Graduate Program

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 2:08 PM

"We want students to be well informed and prepared before they apply to their top choice graduate schools." -- Tom Rock

Economies around the world continue to promote intercultural exchanges and study abroad. "Students mobility is at the highest level that I have...

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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the biggest mistakes teachers make when integrating technology into the classroom?

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 9:33 PM

Our Global Top 12 Teacher Blogs

Singapore is recognized globally as a high-performing education system. The Global Search for Education contributor Dr. Pak Tee Ng has shared with us the technology plan that Singapore has been implementing in its education system since...

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The Global Search for Education: Ideas Ideas Ideas Ideas!

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 8:08 PM

"In the US, the main way [to impact teacher retention] is to improve the status and conditions of teaching as a profession." -- Sir Ken Robinson

The Creative Oklahoma World Forum (@OK_Creativity) on March 31 believes #YourIdeasMatter.

Our world faces problems...

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The Global Search for Education: Being Global - A Global Competence Certificate

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 11:20 AM

"Education is affected by the same trends we see in business, government and our day-to-day lives: rapid technological advances, increasing interconnectivity, higher levels of diversity, and greater levels of uncertainty in how to handle complex problems. As these trends increase, there is more...
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The Global Search for Education: Education and Gender

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2015 | 6:55 PM

"Even high-achieving girls are less confident in their abilities in mathematics and science, and more anxious towards mathematics. As such, they are less apt to want to pursue further education in these subjects or to pursue a career in mathematics or science-related fields."...
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Around the World in 30 Days (February 2015)

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 8:58 PM

Strand Campus King's College London (photo courtesy of John Wildgoose)

In February, I continued my conversations on global education with Lord Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Australia's Geoff Masters (CEO of Australian Council for Educational Research) and Susan Mann (CEO of Education Services Australia)....

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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs -- What Will Be the Most Significant Classroom Innovation in the Next 10 Years?

(2) Comments | Posted February 21, 2015 | 7:16 PM


Did someone say Oscar winners? As far as we know, our Top 12 haven't won any Oscars - yet - but they did win our hearts and our votes as the Best Global Teacher Blogs of 2014. We liked their innovative ideas...

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The Global Search for Education: The Tech Report - From Australia

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 5:16 PM

"The use of online assessment tools is giving teachers a more fine-grained understanding of individual students' skills, and assisting them to determine the necessary next steps to enable them to achieve their own learning goals. We are seeing more effective differentiation in classrooms...
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The Global Search for Education: Just Google It!

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 8:30 AM

"Technological innovation is bringing everyone around the world closer together, so cross-cultural understanding becomes far more important." -- Boris Johnson

"Universities in London" is the most Googled search term by US students wanting to study abroad. Nearly 30,000 US students study...

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The Global Search for Education: How to Improve -- From Australia

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 10:35 PM

"Highly effective schools in Australia are not different from highly effective schools anywhere. They have a strong focus on continual improvement, often with explicit school-wide goals for improving current school practices and levels of student achievement." -- Geoff Masters

In his paper,...

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Around the World in 30 Days - January 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 9:44 PM


C. M. Rubin's global education report from India, England, Finland and Europe

In January, I talked with world leaders from India, England, Finland and Europe about their goals to improve education. Each had a distinct project and clear opinions about...

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The Global Search for Education: Education Is My Right -- India

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 8:09 AM

"A greater national focus on the criticality of educational equity is needed in order to mobilize the masses and invite everyone to be a part of the solution. Only when every person on the street realizes the role she can play in this...
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The Global Search for Education: Education and Economy

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2015 | 6:02 PM

"When jobs are changing rapidly, accumulating knowledge matters less, and success becomes increasingly about ways of thinking - creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and judgment; about ways of working - collaboration and teamwork; about tools for working, including the capacity to recognize and exploit...
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The Global Search for Education: How to Improve - From Finland

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 12:46 PM

"I want everyone in a school to experience a sense of joy, and to learn."
-- Mikko Salonen

All schools in Finland are primarily public schools, with cities and municipalities as the proprietors. The reasons for a proprietor to seek school improvement,...

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We Want You to Be Loud!

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 4:57 PM

Robin Hood - A Very British Pantomime is at the Burgdorff Performing Arts Center.

A very loud British holiday theater tradition is wowing audiences in New Jersey with Robin Hood: A Very British Pantomime. For the many who do not what the British...

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